CRYPTIC CROSS­WORD

Scottish Daily Mail - - Puzzles & Prizes -

FOR your chance to win, solve the cross­word to re­veal the word read­ing down the shaded boxes. HOW TO EN­TER: Call 0901 293 6233 and leave to­day’s an­swer and your de­tails, or TEXT 65700 with the word CRYPTIC, your an­swer and your name. Texts and calls cost £1 plus stan­dard net­work charges. Or en­ter by post by send­ing com­pleted cross­word to Daily Mail Prize Cross­word 16174, PO Box 28, Colch­ester, Es­sex CO2 8GF. Please in­clude your name and ad­dress. One weekly win­ner cho­sen from all cor­rect daily en­tries re­ceived between 00.01 Mon­day and 23.59 Fri­day. Postal en­tries must be date-stamped no later than the fol­low­ing day to qual­ify. Calls/texts must be re­ceived by 23.59; an­swers change at 00.01. UK res­i­dents aged 18+, exc NI. Terms ap­ply, see Page 60.

ACROSS

6 Where fail­ure’s as­sured, a Union­ist won it, amaz­ingly (2-3,9) 9 Ir­ish­man at­tends church meet­ing of medium in­ter­est? (6) 10 Or­ches­tral piece, one in un­usual tempo (4,4) 11 Sharp mar­shal, down-to-earth, miss­ing war (2,3,3) 13 For­mally in­tro­duce elected Parisian no­ble­man on time (6) 15 Not re­vealed, like bil­lion­aire’s wealth? (6) 17 Count is aware of be­ing re­ported (6) 19 Doc­tor avoids chil­dren suf­fer­ing growth on limbs per­haps (6) 20 Apolo­gies, po­man­der needs re­plac­ing (6,2) 22 Train chef end­lessly con­ceal­ing il­licit drink (4-4) 24 Daugh­ter called about re­quest (6) 26 Gov­ern­ment isn’t un­for­tu­nately held in high re­gard (14)

DOWN

1 Inad­e­quately fed, used din­ner hour for re­fresh­ment (14) 2 Sec­ond pale bird (4) 3 Stylish le­gal doc­u­ment? Ab­so­lutely (6) 4 Fail to im­press crazy count in charge of en­ergy (3,2,3) 5 Mea­sure do­mes­ti­cated an­i­mals the wrong way (4) 7 Com­pletely hot dog in Oz (2,4) 8 Hurl most of ex­plo­sive into hole for quar­ry­ing (8,6) 12 Snag thumb (5) 14 Very nearly leaves to find party (5) 16 Noth­ing up­set lovelorn Chopin’s key piece (8) 18 Re­move lead­ing cricket cap­tain (6) 21 Mil­i­tant throws out cy­cle tyre (6) 23 Sixth duke sup­ports old Ro­man poet (4) 25 Rev­o­lu­tion­ary writer is left let­ters (4)

NEED A CLUE? Text TIP to 65700 to re­ceive FOUR an­swers to to­day’s cross­word, or call 0901 293 6236. Texts and calls cost £1 plus stan­dard net­work charges. To­day’s clues avail­able between 00.01 to­day and 23.30 only.

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